The Business of Books
Program #SCHA001. Recorded in New York, NY on February 24, 2003.Many bemoan the quality of much of the offerings of TV, print & radio. Well then, pick up a book and be freed from the tyranny of the homogenized mass media. Hold on, not so fast. We may still assume that books are the stronghold of intellectual and political independence, but the same pressures are guiding publishing as other media. Many publishing houses are owned by the corporate giants that bring us reality TV, soundbite news and lowest common denominator entertainment. Is money the only driving force in the U.S. today? Interviewed by David Barsamian.
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